Turkmenistan is the Central Asian nation most associated with vast deserts. It’s also a place that is dealing with the consequences of the Aral Sea disaster. But these facts aren’t deterring Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov from moving ahead with a scheme to create a giant artificial lake in the middle of nowhere.
Whereas only one month earlier it seemed that the Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI) pipeline was on track, at the meeting of the TAPI steering committee in Ashgabat on July 10th, in which delegates from the four participating countries reaffirmed their commitment to the project, agreeing to form a
Turkmen President to Visit Japan
On September 11 – 13, Turkmenisan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will pay an official visit to Japan, where he is expected to meet with Emperor of Japan Akihito and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The President of Turkmenistan is also scheduled to participate in a business forum in Tokyo to discuss Turkmen-Japanese economic cooperation.
World Bank to Help Turkmenistan to Implement Long-term Socioeconomic Development Program
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today discussed an interim strategy for Turkmenistan, which will serve as a platform for cooperation for the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) with Turkmenistan to support reforms in the country from 2013 through 2015, IFC said.